Buster Olney: Pettitte is a Yankee

Olney just broke the news on the Michael Kay Show on ESPN radio. It’s a one year deal.

I’m happy.

Is Roger next?

Update: Here’s a link to the story. Thanks to the anonymous poster down below.

27 comments… add one
  • Well, here’s to hoping the guy keeps getting a good half-year out of himself. Oh, let’s also hope he forgot who Manny Ramirez is.

    Brad December 8, 2006, 4:17 pm
  • “who is this shaggy-haired bum? I’m just going to blow this right by him…”

    Brad December 8, 2006, 4:18 pm
  • Is there a pitcher who has a good track record against Manny?

    Nick-YF December 8, 2006, 4:19 pm
  • Good move. Nothing to dislike about this if your a YF. Unless, of course, you are YF himself.

    SF December 8, 2006, 4:20 pm
  • the question for me is why was I listening to Michael Kay. I never do. It was fate.

    Nick-YF December 8, 2006, 4:21 pm
  • how did i become anonymous? is this a common glitch?

    Anonymous December 8, 2006, 4:25 pm
  • expensive insurance for a mid-rotation guy if (a) unit is broken down and old again and (b) phil hughes isn’t ready.
    of course, only the yanks, sox, and mets could afford such insurance…

    YFinBeantown December 8, 2006, 4:25 pm
  • A bit on the expensive side, but then this market really changed the definition of “expensive”…

    Lar December 8, 2006, 4:27 pm
  • $16M for the year with an option for ’08. (pettitte’s option)

    Anonymous December 8, 2006, 4:28 pm
  • …and i should know. i’m brian ca$hman.

    Anonymous December 8, 2006, 4:30 pm
  • Against the White Sox last year – 13.5 ERA
    The Royals – 5.14
    The Rangers – 7.50
    Worse than that the year before – why would he come back to the AL? It’s a good move for the Yanks, but it doesn’t make much sense for Andy.

    Brad December 8, 2006, 4:35 pm
  • Finally, a pitcher we can trust in a big game (Game 6 at the BOB notwithstanding)(which, coincidentally, was the last big game where Unit was the guy he’s supposed to be). That’s a good chunk of cash, but not so bad in a market where the Gil Meches of the world score 5/$55. !!!
    Welcome back, Andy.

    Spidey December 8, 2006, 4:36 pm
  • brad- was that a total of three starts?

    Yankee Fan In Boston December 8, 2006, 4:40 pm
  • d’oh! the mask has been lifted! pay no attention to the man behind the curtain…

    Yankee Fan In Boston December 8, 2006, 4:41 pm
  • yeah. Iterleauge.

    Brad December 8, 2006, 4:44 pm
  • spelling not so good.

    Brad December 8, 2006, 4:44 pm
  • Yank fan in Boston.
    Nick from Washington Heigths.
    ouch. nice stuff.

    Brad December 8, 2006, 4:45 pm
  • cool. gracias.

    Yankee Fan In Boston December 8, 2006, 4:46 pm
  • You can see last years stats, by opponent here – in my opinion a great player site for quick stats:

    Brad December 8, 2006, 4:47 pm
  • nice. thank you kindly.

    Yankee Fan In Boston December 8, 2006, 4:52 pm
  • How long before those “Andy will convince the Rocket to return to NY too” start up?
    In all seriousness, this is a good move for the Yankees, though that’s a lot of money for a pitcher that is only slightly better than league-average at this point. But it’s only one year, so… [Shrug]

    mouse December 8, 2006, 4:52 pm
  • Is it possible he was playing through pain in the first half. You know, be gritty. The splits are large.

    Seth December 8, 2006, 5:00 pm
  • Kind of wish the 2nd year was team optional or performance based but whatever.

    nate December 8, 2006, 5:01 pm
  • Good pickup for the Yanks. Now I’ll have to restoke my glowing embers of hatred for Andy Pettite. I know I have that poker around here somewhere…

    Paul SF December 8, 2006, 5:25 pm
  • I like.
    Welcome back Andy. You’ve been missed.

    Andrews December 8, 2006, 5:47 pm
  • Ya, I didn’t notice the 2nd year player’s option, but at least that’s when RJ comes off, so yaaa..

    Lar December 8, 2006, 5:51 pm
  • The guy didn’t even want to pitch this year, he wanted to retire. Tells me he’s got no fire left. And after a bad few years in the NL you guys are willing to bring him back at what? $16m ??? Haha, good luck with that.

    SoxSpot December 8, 2006, 8:01 pm

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